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The Creation

Directed by Will Vinton
United States, 1981
Animation, Short


This experimental short film was the first to use “Clay Painting” technique pioneered by Will Vinton and Joan Gratz, featuring Joan’s art. The film is based on a poem by James Weldon Johnson depicting the power of the southern black American preacher’s telling of the biblical creation story.

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The Creation Directed by Will Vinton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1982 | Nominee: Best Short Film, Animated

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